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Director Food Safety/Quality Assurance - Green Bay, WI 54301


American Foods Group, LLC



American Foods Group, LLC has an opportunity for a Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance to join our team in Green Bay, WI.

Our Director of Food Safety/Quality Assurance is responsible for providing strategic direction and management of QA/Food Safety, regulatory compliances and animal welfare for the beef slaughter facilities at American Foods Group. This individual works closely with local and regional USDA/FSIS, AMS authorities, customer’s representatives, third party auditors, plant management and executive corporate management to ensure program and regulatory compliance.


Essential Functions and Responsabilities:

  • Maintain a strong Quality Management system through the beef slaughter plans.
  • Train Quality Assurance Managers, in updating, maintaining, and implementation of pertinent regulatory documents and records, product specifications, quality assurance records, and quality assurance personnel records/ files.
  • Up-date, modify, revise AMS School Lunch and Export programs, in addition to Animal Welfare and Food Safety policies and procedures.
  • Enforce and monitor HACCP, SSOP, GMP, SRM and Animal Welfare programs for product manufactured at American Foods Group slaughter plants.
  • Establish and monitor the acceptance criteria for our product and controls the disposition of nonconforming product.
  • Assure all products produced in the plants meet or exceed customer requirements for food safety and quality.
  • Confers with management, customers, and other representatives in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, and enforcing the quality assurance program in conformance with customer requirements and production schedules
  • Provide leadership for the Quality Assurance Managers at the beef slaughter plants.
  • Collaborate with Government agencies and third- and second-party auditors.
  • Participate in plant management and operational meetings and industry meetings and organizations.

NOTE: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Microbiology, Animal Science or other biological sciences (other areas of study may be considered).
  • 5 years’ experience in the beef or pork industry at supervisory level with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in beef slaughter.
  • Advanced knowledge of the regulatory requirements for meat and poultry products.
  • HACCP and GFSI certified and demonstrate excellent understanding of HACCP, GMPs, and SSOPs.
  • Solid experience with effectively managing inspections and auditing activities.
  • Broad knowledge of microbiology, aseptic sampling technique, sampling plans, and laboratory practices.
  • Strong knowledge of labeling laws, specified risk materials, and animal welfare regulations for beef products.
  • The ability and desire to mentor and coach a team of professionals dedicated to the success of the business
  • An ability to shape everlasting relationships with employees, senior leadership, and customers
  • Must have detailed and practical knowledge in plant sanitation practices
  • Broad knowledge of statistical software, AS400 inventory system, and MS Office Applications
  • Ability to travel 40-50%. Travel as required for site audits and surveillances, trainings and industry meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in Science in Biology, Microbiology, Food Science or other biological sciences
  • 10 years experiences in the beef industry at a supervisory level with 5+ years’ experience in beef slaughter operations.


American Foods Group, LLC is a privately held beef processing company headquartered in Green Bay, WI. As the 5th largest beef processing company in the U.S. we employ over 4,500 employees, ship over 5 million pounds of beef every day and export to countries around the globe. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done. American Foods Group, a "hire to retire" type of company.


What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
  • Excellent benefit plan. Benefits include: Health and Wellness Clinic, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!

Check Out the Green Bay, WI Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a stunning Wisconsin city on the bay of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is known around the world for contributions to industry and agriculture, the smallest city to host a National Football League team known as the Green Bay Packers, and the area boasts a progressive atmosphere from industrial parks to shopping districts.


The area also offers:

  • Arts and culture including exceptional performing arts facilities, museums and visual art galleries
  • Family fun such as the NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Bay Beach Amusement Park
  • Tours of the finest wineries & breweries, the Packers Hall of Fame, and more

Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than American Foods Group, LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin!


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